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Employee Council gives ?A? Mountain staff award to ICT technology support technician

The New Mexico State University Employee Council honored Alan Lambeth, a lead technology support technician for information and communications technologies, with the ?A? Mountain staff award for spring 2014.

Three men and a woman pose, as man, second to right, receives an award.
Alan Lambeth, second from right, is presented with the ?A? Mountain Staff Award during the annual New Mexico State University employee service awards event at Corbett Center. From left to right, Gregory Block, NMSU President Garrey Carruthers and Shawna Arroyo presented the award. (NMSU Photo)

Julie Cadena, manager for technology support services, nominated Lambeth for the award.

?Alan is an asset to this university and has saved many departments large amounts of money, because he will take the time to find a part, a piece, an alternative that will keep them from having to purchase new equipment,? she said. ?He takes his job seriously because he knows that his customers are at a disadvantage or loss without their equipment. He diligently works to get their equipment back up and running the way it was before in a quick, efficient way. Procrastination is not in Alan?s vocabulary.?

The NMSU Employee Council presents the ?A? Mountain Staff award twice a year and accepts nominations of exemplary full-time, regular NMSU staff employees who represent the qualities of integrity, dedication, skill, endurance, resilience, determination and passion in performance of their duties. Nominees are considered for their innovation, responsiveness, service, spirit and teamwork.

?I am humbled to receive this award because almost every accomplishment requires the expertise of several people to complete,? Lambeth said. ?We have a great team at ICT and everybody contributes to the success of the organization. We work and play well together and have fun doing it.?

Lambeth revealed he enjoys working on a team that attempts to repair computer and electronic equipment, which includes both the hardware and software, for the campus community.

?I love helping people,? Lambeth said. ?People often bring us broken laptops, desktop computers, printers, broken anything really, and sometimes we are able to revive them. My favorite part is fixing something that would otherwise have to be thrown away or recovering data from a failed hard drive or jump drive.?

In 1990, Lambeth began working for ICT at NMSU as a student and was hired full-time in 1992. That same year, Lambeth earned his bachelor?s degree in engineering technology.